The cost of living in the United States greatly depending on lifestyle and location. A big city will tend to have high costs and quality of goods and other commodities but there are also a number of states offering lower standards of living. The United States has the 3rd largest space area in the world and although the cities are well-populated, there are still plenty of land in nearby towns, farms and the countryside. New York City is currently the state with the most number of people and is the most expensive city to live in followed by Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. Cost of food, household items and entertainment can vary but overall, almost all people can afford these comfortably. Majority of Americans enjoy good quality of life with high net income. The government also asks for state and government income tax from all immigrants, locals and foreign visitors.